EURO 2020 Is In Danger Of Being Postponed Because Of Covid-19

EURO 2020 finals will take place next summer with entirely new ways of organizing, promising to bring the audience extremely interesting experiences.

UEFA EURO 2020 finals: Where, when?

Unlike every previous organization, EURO 2020 will have changes for the first time, promising to bring the audience more exciting and dramatic matches right from the preliminary round of the tournament.

Rules of competition for UEFA EURO 2020TM finals

Unlike every previous organization, 24 teams that have qualified for UEFA EURO 2020 will have to go through a series of preliminary matches, including the Portuguese champion, competing from March to November 2019. The qualifying teams will be divided into 10 groups. The number of teams in the tables is 5 or 6 depending on whether the team has a team in the final of the Nations League or not.

 The tables in the EURO 2020 qualifier
The tables in the EURO 2020 qualifier

The top two teams in the group stages of qualifying from A to J will win the right to the biggest football festival in Europe next summer. The last four tickets will be decided through play-offs between the top 16 teams of the UEFA Nations League (March 2020). The top 4 teams of each class will play 2 semi-finals and 1 final to find the unique representative of each class to the EURO 2020 finals.

If the top team of the UEFA Nations League has a ticket to the EURO 2020 finals, participation in this playoff series will belong to the team with the next best performance in the group. In the event that one league in the UEFA Nations League does not have 4 participating teams, the remaining capacity is reserved for the team of another league, based on the rankings of the UEFA Nations League.

UEFA EURO 2020: Where, when?

The EURO 2020 finals will take place from June 12 to July 12 2020 in 12 countries instead of a host country as usual. This is the reason that no team has been able to advance to the final because UEFA did not clearly determine the host role in this tournament.

The 24 teams that qualified for the EURO 2020 finals will be divided into 6 groups, including 4 teams each. The rules for competing in the biggest tournament in Europe are the same as the way the tournament was held 4 years ago: The first two teams in each group will gain the right to enter the knockout stage, along with 4 ranked teams. 3 has the best performance.

EURO 2020 final  has changed completely different from the previous EURO period held
EURO 2020 final  has changed completely different from the previous EURO period held

The venue for the matches at the EURO 2020TM finals is spread throughout Europe and has been widely announced.

– Each stadium such as Johan Cruyff Arena (Amsterdam, Netherlands), San Mames (Bilbao, Spain), National Stadium (Bucharest, Romania), Ferenc Puskas (Budapest, Hungary), Parken (Copenhagen, Denmark), Dublin Arena (Dublin, Ireland), Hampden Park (Glasgow, Scotland), will be the venue for 3 matches in the group stage and 1 match in the round of 16 teams.

– Each stadium such as Olympic (Baku, Azerbaijan), Munich Arena (Munich, Germany), Olimpico (Rome, Italy), Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg, Russia) is the venue for 3 group matches and 1 match in the round of 16 teams.

– Wembley Stadium (London, England) is a place especially favored by UEFA when it becomes the venue for 3 group matches, 1 round of 16 teams, 2 semi-final matches and the final.

EURO 2020 is in danger of being postponed because of Covid-19

Michelle Uva, UEFA Vice President, said the head of European football is waiting for the development of the Covid-19 epidemic to decide whether to postpone EURO 2020.

“We are watching the progress of each country and listen to their direction. If the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic becomes more serious, sporting events must stop. UEFA is waiting for a final decision, ”Daily Star quoted Uva Vice President.

EURO 2020 is the most expected tournament of the world football village in 2020. Unlike every year, this Euro period is held across 12 European cities. That’s why UEFA worries that EURO 2020 may be delayed because the Covid-19 epidemic suddenly broke out strongly in Europe in the past week.

European football is turning upside down because of the Covid-19 epidemic
European football is turning upside down because of the Covid-19 epidemic

Italy is the country with the largest outbreak of Covid-19 to date in Europe. Serie A matches must be postponed or held without an audience due to the risk of spreading corona virus. Rome is the venue for the opening match of EURO 2020 on June 12 between Italy and Turkey.

Besides EURO 2020, the ability to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is still open. Japan is one of the countries in the focus of the Covid-19 epidemic and is recommended not to hold the Tokyo Olympics. The solution is to change the venue or move to the next year.

On February 28, a Spanish supporter arrived at the San Siro Stadium to watch Valencia match against Atalanta positive for corona virus. Spanish media fear this person will infect a series of fans also present on the San Siro. A Serie C club was quarantined because Paul Udoh was positive for the corona virus.
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